What Is Skin Resurfacing and How Does It Work?

Skin Resurfacing Still Well Med Spa in Staten Island, NY

Skin resurfacing has emerged as a popular cosmetic treatment sought by those looking to rejuvenate their skin. At Still Well Med Spa in Staten Island, NY, we specialize in various skin resurfacing treatments tailored to meet individual needs and enhance skin health. This process removes layers of skin to promote the growth of new, healthier skin cells. Skin resurfacing can offer a transformative solution, whether you’re dealing with scars, wrinkles, or sun damage.

What Is Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that improves the texture, tone, and overall appearance of the skin. It involves removing or rejuvenating the outer layers of the skin to address various skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. The goal is to reveal healthier, more youthful-looking skin underneath and stimulate new skin cells and collagen production.

The benefits of facial skin resurfacing are extensive, ranging from improved skin texture and tone to reduced wrinkles and fine lines. Skin resurfacing can also effectively treat sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, giving the skin a youthful appearance.

How Does Skin Resurfacing Work?

There are several methods of skin resurfacing, each working slightly differently but generally based on the same principle of removing the old skin to stimulate regeneration and healing. Here are the main types:

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing utilizes targeted beams of light to address skin irregularities like blemishes, acne scars, and wrinkles through two main types of lasers. Ablative lasers remove layers of skin, prompting it to heal and restructure, thus leading to smoother and tighter skin. Conversely, non-ablative lasers focus on heating the underlying skin tissue without damaging the surface, which stimulates collagen production and cell renewal, enhancing the skin’s overall texture and appearance.


Dermabrasion is a mechanical method that involves an intensive exfoliation process using a rapidly rotating device to sand down the skin’s outer layers. This technique is particularly effective for deep skin issues like pronounced acne scars or significant age-related wrinkles. As the skin heals from this controlled injury, it becomes smoother and tighter, with a noticeably improved texture and reduced visibility of skin imperfections.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin. This solution breaks down the bonds between old skin cells, causing them to peel away and reveal newer, less damaged skin beneath. The intensity of the peel can vary, with light peels offering gentle exfoliation and deeper peels providing more significant results but requiring a more extended recovery period. This treatment is especially beneficial for addressing fine lines, sun damage, mild scars, and uneven skin tone, making it a versatile option for skin rejuvenation.


Microneedling utilizes a device equipped with fine needles to create micro-punctures in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing processes, including collagen and elastin production. This increase in skin’s structural proteins helps fill fine lines, volumize the skin, and improve the overall texture. Additionally, microneedling is effective in treating scars, stretch marks, and pore size, making it a favored choice for those seeking minimal downtime and natural skin enhancement.

Which Skin Resurfacing Treatments Do We Use?

At Still Well Med Spa, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of skin resurfacing treatments tailored to meet diverse needs. Each treatment is designed to target specific skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to uneven skin tone and texture:

Hollywood Laser Peel

The Lutronic Spectra™ Hollywood Laser Peel® is a rapid, three-step skin treatment using the advanced Lutronic Hollywood Spectra laser. This laser targets skin concerns by reducing pigmentation, enhancing collagen production, and improving skin brightness. The treatment, which is typically completed in under 30 minutes, involves applying a carbon topical solution and then using laser energy to even skin tone and stimulate collagen. The carbon mask and top skin layer are then removed to reveal a refreshed, youthful complexion.

RF Microneedling With Lutronic Genius

RF microneedling with Lutronic Genius® combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to boost collagen production and tighten and resurface skin. The device uses fine needles to deliver RF energy deep into the skin, stimulating a healing response that improves texture, reduces wrinkles, and diminishes scars. This precision treatment is customizable for various skin types and concerns, offering effective rejuvenation with minimal downtime.

BBL Hero

BBL® Hero™ is an advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy known for its High-Energy Rapid Output. It uses light energy to deeply penetrate the skin, addressing issues like age spots, sun damage, and visible blood vessels. The technology offers tailored treatments for various skin types and concerns, making it a non-invasive, painless option with minimal downtime, ideal for rapid and significant skin improvements.

MOXI Laser

MOXI laser is a preventive laser treatment for early signs of aging and sun damage. It uses a non-ablative, fractionated laser to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation, promoting new collagen and elastin production. MOXI is suitable for all skin types, offering a quick, effective way to enhance complexion with little to no downtime. 

Explore Advanced Skin Resurfacing Treatments in Staten Island, NY

Skin resurfacing offers a promising solution for those seeking to improve the appearance and health of their skin. If you’re considering this treatment, Still Well Med Spa in Staten Island, NY, is here to help. By discussing your skin concerns and goals, we can determine if skin resurfacing is right for you. Contact us online or call (718) 448-6373 for your consultation. Discover how our advanced treatments can benefit your skin and contribute to a clearer, more vibrant complexion.


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